Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to Derryl S)
Further checking and went back to Lion (10.7.4) and Address Book (6.1.2) that is on another drive and it prints as expected with all the preferences and choices the same. (the Lion partition was created (cloned) immediately before upgrading the primary drive to Mountain Lion so all the information was carried across)
It appears that is is either Mountain Lion and/or Contacts!!! Hard copy printouts of an address book are useless if not in alphabetical order.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2012 6:28 PM (in response to Derryl S)
amazing.... when I had SnowLeopard it printed fine even wih pictures. Never printed in Lion. Now am making a list in Mountain Lion and I have the same problem. The labels and envelopes print preview show 174 conacts all in alphabetical order but the list shows 348 contacts all out of order and with no pictures. Can'f find an answer anywhere. Hope someone responds fairly soon.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 1:26 PM (in response to Derryl S)
I have identcal problem with Mountain Lion. Printed out 2011 Christmas List last year with Snow Leopard it was in alphabetical order. This year it is in random order and no adjustments in preferences corrects the situation. KInd of hard to work with list when it is not in alphabetical order.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 8:21 AM (in response to Derryl S)
I am having exactly the same problem and have tried many different solutions. I've been printing out a list of contacts with their emails in alphabetical order. It's been working just fine until now with Mountain Lion. Only mailing labels and pocket address book are in abc order. Is there a solution coming in the near future?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2012 5:29 PM (in response to Derryl S)
Me, too. Kinda wierd! Well, it caused me to look closely at my Christmas card list -- which I probably haven't done in several years! But my husband and I made changes to the hard copy, and now I have to search for each one to find it in Contacts and fix it. Grrr...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2012 6:47 PM (in response to Derryl S)
This is a known bug.
A workaround may be you can print a list using "Pocket AddressBook" setting.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2012 8:47 PM (in response to macjack)
The pocket address book is not an acceptable substiturte which only gives limited information due to its format.
Apple, fix this so it works like it is supposed to. It has been broken since the release of Mountain Lion!!!!
I sent in a report weeks ago, but still no fix in sight.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2012 9:19 PM (in response to Derryl S)
Yes, unfortunately Apple isn't reading this, so all we can do is send feeback and bug reports and hope it gets resolved soon.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2013 10:00 PM (in response to macjack)
I have filed a feedback report (Contacts does not have a specific software listing in feedback, so I had to make a general report).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 3:07 AM (in response to Derryl S)
I just found a way to print contacts in ABC order. I signed in to my iCloud account online, then went to Contacts. I selected the contact group I wanted to print on the left page (example Xmas card list). On the right page at the bottom, I clicked on the gear symbol and clicked "select all", then clicked again on "print". When the print window appeared, I saved the file to PDF, just to see if the information was in ABC. It was!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 4:38 AM (in response to Ocalamarilyn)
Ocalamarilyn ....You are a genius!!!!! Finally I was able to print the complete contact's book alphabetically.... I've been trying to figure that one out since I installed Mountain Lion!!!!........ of course you can only print a list this way but it doesn't matter with lables or envelopes cause they don't have to be in any sort of order. You don't get a chance to select the items you want to show but who cares for now. thank you, thank you thank you..... I hope everyone who has written to this feed sees your reply..... You made my day!!!!! by the way, do you live in Fl cause I'm in Summerfield.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 4:52 AM (in response to kattnip333)
Yes, I'm in Ocala. We're neighbors! You might be interested in joining my OMUG group. We get a wealth of information on many topics. Here's the website. http://ocalamug.org. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. The website has all the info and lots of tech tips. On the 3rd Saturday, there's a workshop from 10 to noon. Lots of basics. Maybe we'll get to meet someday. Glad I could be of help to you.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 4:55 AM (in response to Ocalamarilyn)
I head up the del webb group in Summerfield and some of my people go to your group. I'll make a point of coming to one of your meetings.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 11:58 AM (in response to Ocalamarilyn)
Unfortunately, that must work only if you use the cloud. No gear symbol is present on the Mac and I do NOT use the cloud.
I tried to select a group, then chose "select all" under edits, then print (as a PDF), but it is still in jumbled order. (even just as a name/phone number list, the PDF is 9 pages long of a scrambled mess!)